Ian Laperriere was named assistant coach of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 7, 2013.
Prior to his current position with the Flyers, Laperriere served as the club's Director of Player development starting in June, 2012. Before that, Laperriere had an NHL playing career that saw him play 1,083 games over 16 NHL seasons. He signed with the Flyers as a free agent prior to the 2009-10 season and appeared in all 82 games that year, as well as 13 playoff games as the club went to the Stanley Cup Final.
Laperriere missed his last two seasons as a player due to the aftereffects of an injury suffered in the first round of the 2010 playoffs, but has remained active within the organization working with the club’s prospects and doing television analysis on Comcast SportsNet. Following the 2010-11 season, Laperriere won the Bill Masterton Trophy for his perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.